Windows Phone Accessory Review: NoiseHush NX80 Headphones
One of the more challenging Windows Phone accessories to review are headphones. Asides from comfort and sound quality it's really hard to dissect headphones. Luckily, the NoiseHush NX80 headphones have a little more to measure than comfort and sound quality.
For starters, the NoiseHush NX80 comes in a nice assortment of colors to match your tastes and style. You have white/black, blue/black, red/white, and red/black. The 3.9 foot long in-the-ear headphones fit comfortably in your ear and is packaged with a nice assortment of rubber earbuds to help you find just the right fit.
The NoiseHush NX80 uses a flat, ribbon styled cable that is billed as tangle free when compared to the round, corded headsets. The flat, ribbon cables give the NoiseHush a distinctive look. The only downside is that it takes a while for the folds in the cable to relax and lie flat.
The sound quality on the NoiseHush NX80 was good. The inline microphone filters out external noises to improve sound quality when listening to videos or sound tracks. You're wife may not like it but the NoiseHush NX80 filters out background noises really well allowing you to focus on your music or videos.
As far as using the NoiseHush NX80 for hands free calling, it performs on par with any other in-ear headphones. Maybe a nudge better with the noise filtering features. Calls came in clear and the microphone picked up my voice rather nicely. Wind noise was present but not to the point it drowns out your voice. The inline microphone is fitted with a button to answer/end calls. When not in use, the NoiseHush is packaged with a velvet-like cloth pouch to store your headphones in.
If you're looking for a nice set of wired headphones for your Windows Phone, the NoiseHush NX80 is worth considering. The headphones are currently running $29.95 and you can find the NoiseHush NX80 here at the WPCentral Accessory Store.